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Business and Management BA (Hons)

Develop the skills to understand what makes a business work. Tailor your degree to reflect your interests and career ambitions.

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Overview

Watch: Dr Louise Obara discusses the excellent opportunities Business and Management students can enjoy at DMU.


This is a highly practical course designed to put you in pole position in the job market when you graduate.

A Business and Management degree at DMU can open up an exciting career path for you in a wide range of specialist areas including business strategy, accounting and finance, human resource management or marketing.

You can either study a general pathway, giving you the skills you need to understand what makes a business work, or you can specialise depending on your area of interest.

Previous graduates from this degree have gone on to successful careers in world-renowned organisations, including Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Caterpillar and The Body Shop.

Key features

  • 100% of our Business and Management graduates from 2017 are in work or further study after graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE)  2016-17).

  • Completing specific modules means you will be awarded with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership.

  • Our Fox’s Lair initiative gives you the opportunity to prepare for the business world by presenting your plans and ideas to business executives.

  • The careers and placements team can help you find experiences to develop the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for. Students have recently secured placements at leading companies such as Volkswagen, Tata Consultancy Services and Fedex.


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN12

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £9,250

Find out more about tuition fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: NN12

Duration: Three years full-time, four years with a placement.

Fees and funding: For 2020/21 tuition fees will be £13,750

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Contact us: For more information call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • A typical offer is 112 UCAS points. You need to study at least two subjects at A Level or equivalent (eg BTEC)

Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent)

English (Language or Literature) and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications at grade 4

We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Mature students

We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications.

English language

If English is not your first language, an IELTS core of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Year 3

Plus option modules from the following indicative list:

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam or test, which is typically weighted as follows in your first year:

  • Exam: 33%
  • Coursework: 67%

These assessment weightings are indicative only. The exact weighting may vary depending on option modules chosen by students and teaching methods deployed by the academic member of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again these are based on the current academic session. 

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. In the first year, you will typically have up to 14 contact hours of teaching most weeks. Teaching is through a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activity types is shown in each module description.

Other: In addition each module provides a two hour surgery each week for individual consultation with the lecturer. You will also have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor and careers and/or subject meetings scheduled throughout the year.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Subsequent years follow a similar pattern, however, the contact time will vary depending on your subject mix and options chosen, and the teaching methods appropriate to the module. Further details are contained in each module description.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, whose facilities include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

More flexible ways to learn

Our Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been recognised as leading the university sector. It builds upon our pledge to offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students.

UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures.

This means students can revise taught material in the way which suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

As part of this course you will have the option to complete a paid placement year which offers invaluable professional experience.

Our students have taken placements with companies including BMW, Rolls Royce, Triumph, Warner Bros, Walt Disney and Nike.

Our exciting careers programme #DMUworks can help you secure a placement through activities such as mock interviews and practice aptitude tests, and you will be assigned a personal tutor to support you throughout your placement.

We advertise posts in all locations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, including some international posts.

Luke did a placement at EY, one of the top four Audit firms. They were so impressed, they offered him a graduate role after completing his degree. Find out more here.

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#DMUglobal

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Business and Management has a strong international focus: you learn about global business issues, International Marketing and global strategic management and are tutored by a diverse set of people. Students have taken opportunities to visit Hong Kong, Berlin, San Diego and New York.

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Graduate careers

A degree in Business and Management opens up a wide range of career opportunities as you develop a broad base of skills that are in great demand with employers.

You may choose to specialise in a discipline that you enjoyed studying on the programme.

Recent graduates have progressed onto roles such as Operations Analyst at Goldman Sachs, General Management Graduate at Network Rail and Business Process and Design Analyst at Vodafone.

Business and Management student and entrepreneur Merissa Gidden achieved her goal of working with Goldman Sachs - while still studying at DMU. Merissa received a graduate job offer before returning to campus for her final year. Find out more here.

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"The prospects that DMU offers are endless, such as academic trips across the world with #DMUglobal, volunteering opportunities with the Square Mile team assisting with social issues in Leicester".
Sofia Lucchini, Business and Management BA (Hons) 

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with 14 halls of residence — and around 4,300 rooms — all of which are within easy walking distance of the campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Student support

We have a dedicated team to help deal with any issues you may have before, during and after your studies. From finding accommodation and settling in, to arranging academic support during your studies — our support team can help directly or point you in the right direction of someone who can. Find out more.

 
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